APN Navigate for Managed Service Provider

An APN Partner’s path to specialization on AWS

The AWS Managed Service Provider (MSP) Partner program is designed for AWS Partner Network (APN) Consulting Partners who are skilled at cloud infrastructure and application migration, and deliver value to customers by offering proactive monitoring, automation, and management of their customer’s environment. The APN Navigate for MSP track creates a prescriptive journey for APN Partners who want to build expertise in delivering full life cycle solutions from planning and designing to building and optimizing workloads for AWS customers. 

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Phase 1: AWS Trainings

AWS Managed Service Provider (MSP) E-Learning

In Phase 1, two (2) business contacts must complete the business training modules, and two (2) technical contacts must complete the technical training modules to advance to the second phase of APN Navigate.

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APN MSP Navigate Business Training

The AWS MSP Business Track is a course designed to explain what it means to be a next-generation Managed Service Provider (MSP) Partner and how you can build a next generation business practice. You will also learn how to prepare for the AWS MSP Program and what resources are available to help you along the MSP journey.

A minimum of two (2) individuals must complete the business training.

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APN MSP Navigate Technical Training

The AWS MSP Technical Track is designed to highlight the use of services that are particularly relevant to the AWS MSP Program Checklist 4.0. You will learn how to leverage AWS database, security, cloud management and devops services and features so that you can showcase your ability to build operationally sustainable workloads and solutions for the customer.
 
A minimum of two (2) individuals must complete the technical training.

Phase 2: Deepen Your Knowledge

Phase 2 focuses on advanced training and resources recommended by AWS subject matter experts in a specialization area, as well as best practices for creating microsites and building a partner business plan. This phase helps APN Partners reach advanced-level knowledge and showcase their specialization via their solutions offerings.

You will gain access to all resources and activities in Phases 2 – 5 once the required number of individuals have completed the foundational trainings in Phase 1 listed above.

  • Review advanced resources from AWS subject matter experts
  • Learn more about becoming AWS Certified
  • Review best practices for creating the APN Partner Business Practice Plan
  • Review best practices on developing case studies and customer references
  • Promote your offerings by showcasing your organization's service catalog and landing page

Phase 3: Diving Deep into the Well-Architected Framework

Phase 3 provides a deep dive on the AWS Well-Architected Framework and prepares APN Partners for the baseline review for APN Technology Partners and an assessment review for APN Consulting Partners.

You will have access to the resources and activities below once the required number of individuals have completed the trainings in Phase 1:

  • Deep dive on the Well-Architected Framework
  • Demonstrate your knowledge on the Well-Architected Framework by reviewing your APN Partner Business Plan with your PDM
  • Get AWS Certified
  • Submit a Migration opportunity with AWS

Phase 4: Solution or Practice Review

Phase 4 measures each APN Partner’s experience and knowledge in their specialty area based on the AWS Well-Architected Framework through a review by an AWS Solution Architect or AWS Practice Lead.

You will have access to the resources and activities below once the required number of individuals have completed the trainings in Phase 1:

  • Solution or Practice Review with AWS Solutions Architect
  • Go-to-Market Activities
  • Submit a project debrief and customer case studies

Phase 5: Differentiating on AWS

Phase 5 helps APN Partners meet the final requirements to achieve APN Program status in our AWS Competency Program, AWS Managed Service Provider (MSP) Program, and AWS Service Delivery Program. The deliverables in this phase include case studies, microsites, and Advanced Tier achievement.

You will have access to the resources and activities below once the required number of individuals have completed the trainings in Phase 1:

  • Develop a microsite
  • Apply for the AWS Solution Provider Program
  • More AWS Certified individuals
  • Go-to-Market activities and APN funding programs
  • Plan and execute a pipeline strategy

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